Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




153 posts

Master Geek


#262141 7-Jan-2020 14:15
Send private message quote this post

We have an OPPO A5 which has had the password changed, and the owner doesn't recall the new password. Attempting to factory reset etc prompts for the phone password as well.

 

Is there any method to factory reset which bypasses that requirement in ColorOS (OPPO's Android)? Both "Recovery Mode" and "Wipe Data" prompt for passwords.

 

Attempted to do it via Google Apps as the device was managed, but that didn't work either - only available option was "Delete Account", which has been applied but did not remove the device lock.

 

Are mobile repair shops going to be any use or is the device effectively bricked? Wow!


Create new topic
3415 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2386873 7-Jan-2020 17:02
Send private message quote this post

Nope not really, the lock will be either google or one done by oppo.  They do this so stolen phones can't be on sold.

 

 

 

If the google account has now been deleted you might be able to create a new account with the same email address and see if the new password would sync, i would not expect that to work however.

 

 

 

There might be a dodgy way if you look on facebook market.


2409 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #2386898 7-Jan-2020 18:03
Send private message quote this post

The only way would be to recover the users password.

 

You can start this from:

 

https://support.google.com/accounts/troubleshooter/2402620


 
 
 
 




153 posts

Master Geek


  #2386971 7-Jan-2020 19:37
Send private message quote this post

Thanks both of you!

 

Even with the Google a/c password, there was no option presented to unlock the phone after repeatedly guessing at the code. I must have remembered this option from (much) older versions of Android; seems like it went away after 4.4?

 

Dodgy Facebook Market options, hecknope! But thanks all the same :)

 

Cheers




153 posts

Master Geek


  #2387034 7-Jan-2020 20:34
Send private message quote this post

He did it! He remembered four digits and brute forced the remaining two using the factory reset screen which didn't introduce a 30s delay per attempt. I'm a proud parent right now :)

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Withings launches three new devices to help monitor heart health from home
Posted 13-Feb-2020 20:05


Auckland start-up Yourcar matches new car buyers with dealerships
Posted 13-Feb-2020 18:05


School gardens go high tech to teach kids the importance of technology
Posted 13-Feb-2020 11:10


Malwarebytes finds Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time
Posted 13-Feb-2020 08:01


Amazon launches Echo Show 8 in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 8-Feb-2020 20:36


Vodafone New Zealand starts two year partnership with LetsPlay.Live
Posted 28-Jan-2020 11:24


Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.